General Race Information
This event provides a number of ways to participate. You may choose to run (or walk!) the 2.2kM, take on the 5km, 10km or 15km run course, or get the kids involved in our U8 event, U8 Kids Run. There is something for everyone.
LOCATION (START/FINISH) – The Warrandyte sports facility, Taroona Ave, Warrandyte, 3113
DATE – Sunday – 1st March 2020
ENTRY OPTIONS – Individual or family entries are available.
COURSE – Scenic road and trail course taking in views of the Yarra River & Warrandyte State Park. (Full road closures in place)
REGISTRATION – Bib Pickup will be on Saturday 29th February between 9.00am and 12 noon from the marquee outside Quinton’s SUPA IGA supermarket, located opposite Warrandyte Reserve, or on the day from 6.30am. Entries will be available on the day from 6.30am to 7.30am.
START TIME – The Festival Village Opens at 7am, Entry Pack Pick-ups and Volunteer Meetings from 6.30am and First event gun time 8:00am sharp. Please don’t be late.
A variety of refreshments will be available in the Run Village before, during and after the event. Our sponsors will be showing off their wares and there will be music and fun for the kids. Bring your supporters. We’re sure they have a great time too.
While you are here in Warrandyte, why not make a day of it and grab a coffee in one of the local café’s, head to a bakery, visit some of the local shops at Goldfield’s Plaza – just across the road from Run Warrandyte’s finish line or venture along Yarra St for even more shopping! Perhaps pre-book lunch at the Grand Hotel (9844 3202).
If relaxing is on the agenda, you could have morning tea in a café or pop into the local IGA to get supplies for a picnic by the river, you could admire artwork in the local galleries, or take in some of the local history during a walk around town.
Information and Restrictions
There will be a strict adherence to no headphones on the course for your safety and that of other participants.
There will be no dogs, bikes, scooters, skateboards or rollerblades, Segways or hover boards allowed on the course for the safety of other participants.
This is summer in Warrandyte and we live with national parks as our neighbour. In the event you witness animals within the park eg. Kangaroos or a snake or an incident, such as bushfire, please do not approach the animals or incident, however you must notify or have someone notify the next available marshal immediately. In the event of an injury you must also notify or have someone notify the next available marshal.
The 2019 course passes through some very sensitive and delicate bushland and whilst in these areas you are required to stay on the tracks at all times. Do not deviate off the pathways. Whilst on these short narrow sections run in single file. Allow faster runners to pass easily. If you intend to pull out to pass slower runners first check behind you. Do not cause an accident.
Participants need to follow the directions of all officials for the duration of the event. In the event of a Parks Victoria vehicle needing access you may be asked to stop, wait and allow the vehicle to cross the course. In the event of a vehicle requiring entry to the course, especially in the event of an emergency, participants must move directly off the road and wait until all vehicles have passed before re-entering the course. Trafficca Traffic Control have been engaged to manage the necessary road closures.
Road closures will commence from 7.30am and the roads will reopen at 10.00am. You will need to have completed the course by 9.30am. If you haven’t completed the course you will need to make your own way back to the clubhouse on Taroona Ave. There will be a cut-off time of 8.40am to commence the last lap of the 2.2k, 5k and 10k courses and 9.00am for the last lap of the 15k course. There will also be a cut-off time of 8.50am and 9.10am for entry onto the Pound Bend Tank Track. If you have not commenced onto the Tank Track by 8.50am/9.10am you will be redirected along Pound Rd.
Participants are also able to voluntarily raise money for their own club, cause or charity by creating a campaign and seeking donations. Start your own fundraising page and raise money and awareness for your cause.